There was no way the organisers of the papal visit could have protected Pope Benedict XVI from a “courtesy call” by the Acting Leader of the Labour Party, Harriet Harman. That detail was confirmed today and I guess it’s just one of those things. The poor man.
Also confirmed today: the music for the Hyde Park Vigil on Saturday September 18 – and it’s a victory for the cloth-eared philistines of the Bishops’ Conference.
Everything from from the awful "Shine, Jesus, Shine" to (Protestant) Taizé "chant" with precious little in between.
How Tantum Ergo managed to slip in we'll never know!
And as for the Holy Father being subjected to that poisonous creature Harperson...